TechnoRetro Dads

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You can live in the future and in the past each Monday on TechnoRetro Dads.  This week, we look to a 2030-something Mission to Mars and remember a super-powered prehistoric ball of fur better known as Captain Caveman.  We also take a Journey into Imagination as EPCOT opens its gates in 1982 just a day before we first traveled through time with Phineas Bogg in Voyagers

Mondays are fundays with TechnoRetro Dads.  Join us each week!

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:03am EST

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Boom-shakalaka!
Do I have your attention, now?

Alchemist and Idea Generator (Spencer Brinkerhoff III) joins JediShua and shazbazzar for up to twenty-six year-old memories of the classic and quotable movie of a story within a book, The Princess Bride.

 
While the weather is wet in the West and love bugs get lonely in the South, we check out the inconceivable news as well as study our History Lesson from the 70s and 80s.  Plus, a TechnoRetro Bowl update as we see who is the biggest and strongest going into the third week of our first Fantasy Football season.  

Contact us with your responses to the TechnoRetro Challenge this week as we watch Captain Caveman while munching on Cinnamon Life cereal.

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:27am EST

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TechnoRetro randomness abounds in this week of historic season premiers, legendary unveilings, and lunar cheese excavations.  Plus, discover why Indonesia Jones and James Camaroon are in Jakarta, why Rowling is rolling in Fantastic Beasts, who is responsible for the iconic Vulcan hand-gesture, and possibly even find out how Boba got his beskar’gam.  

 
Friends of the show are invited to interact through TechnoRetro Challenges where we recapture the magic of Saturday mornings long ago with a favorite cartoon and a bowl of cereal.  This week, we eat Toucan Sam’s Froot Loops while watching the classic Godzilla cartoon.

With Drive-in movie tips, TechnoRetro Bowl highlights, and a history lesson with BSG, Buck Rogers, and even Captain EO, this episode of TechnoRetro Dads is flooding with memories! 

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:47am EST

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What is wrinkled and green and can be formed from merely five folds?  Origami Yoda, of course!  Superfriend Tom Angelberger joins shazbazzar and JediShua for some funtime talk about his newest addition to the Origami Yoda series: The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett.  This Monday morning batch of TechnoRetro goodness mixes a shot of stellar scientific dancing with a pinch of baby footwear boogie and serves it up on a nice plate with Green Eggs and Ham.  

Download early and listen in your home on your phone or on a train with your brain. 

(Just be warned, some of this content may send your canine companion into an Alpolectic fit.)

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Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 9:24am EST

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If you could choose your own adventure after waking up eight years into the future (though you yourself are the same age), would you go back to 1978 or remain in 1986?  The shazlings, the Shualings, and Chris from SMore Geeks all join us on this episode to address this all-important question from Flight of the Navigator.  

From sticker collecting books to jumping the Snake River with Evel Knievel, the adventures never end when JediShua and shazbazzar get pink with Henry Mancini and Blake Edwards remember the days of their past with cartoons, cereal, toys, movies, songs, and then go back to the future (or the present) to discuss some of what is happening today with those same things.  So whether you are interested in toys, games, movies, TV shows, or even books and “lazy books”, you will find something on TechnoRetro Dads this Labor Day.

And don’t forget the TechnoRetro Bowl Fantasy Football draft tonight and the new TechnoRetro Challenge with Froot Loops cereal and the 1978 Godzilla cartoon (you can find it on Netflix).

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Moaning on Monday?  Thirsty on Thursday?  Let TechnoRetro Dads make every day brighter with milk carton tank battles in the school cafeteria.  And, since school is in session, we promote educational excellence by learning a rarely used Greek word for “untrue”.  You will feel like you are back in school with the regular History Lesson, an introduction to the French language, a bit of drama in theater class, and even a pep rally to get everyone ready for Fantasy Football season!

 

 


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Category:TechnoRetro -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

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School starts back again today for JediShua and the shazlings (BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH), but the Angels of Charlie are guiding the learning experience from the far reaches of space as we encounter the Cygnus near a Black Hole. Microsoft and IBM team up and Apple welcomes the competition while Zelda meets up with the Lost Mario Bro at the movies!

Unless you are out of this world or trapped somewhere in the GRID, listen in and then join in some of the fun with the TechnoRetro Bowl or by eating some Honey Smacks (formerly known as Sugar Smacks) and checking out some Pink Panther cartoons.  Hey, do both.  You will be glad you did!

Darth Fonzies or Darth Stubings?  Be sure to let JediShua know! 

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Category:TechnoRetro -- posted at: 5:44am EST

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Return to a time when Ronald McDonald would do it all for you, including host a fully choreographed dance number with aliens disguised as teddy bears and government agents.  That’s just a taste of what we remember this week on TechnoRetro Dads! 

With some news and history lessons about some of our favorite franchises dating back to the disco decade, challenges for listeners and friends, and a few tips and tricks for movies and fantasy football drafts, you would have to be Lee Majors to avoid this China Groovin episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

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Save the Cat!  After hearing from Kathleen Kennedy at Celebration Europe that even she thinks movies tend to all follow the same pattern, we discover the screenwriting formula has been penned and published in a format that gets down to minute-by-minute details.  JediShua also provides some delicious movie tips and we have loads of retro news about this week in the 70s and 80s!

Plus, with football season just around the corner, we’ve extended the invitation to get into the TechnoRetro Dads Fantasy Football League.  So plug in your earbuds and join your buds shazbazzar and JediShua as we begin another work week!

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Greetings, Programs and all you Star Wars fans!

In this special edition of TechnoRetro Dads, we sift through our Star Wars Celebration Europe II reports from Satka in Essen, Germany to bring you just a bit of the experience that is a Star Wars Celebration.  With highlights from Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni, we talk about what we can expect in the bonus content from Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rebels and then get just a bit ofinsight into what Episode VII will look like in 2015.  Although it is impossible to consolidate a Celebration into an hour-long podcast, maybe you can feel like you were part of the event for just a little while.

 
May the force be with you!

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